Emily Woodcock, Ann Arbor Canvass Director
Emily began at Clean Water Action in September 2004 in Ann Arbor where she filled several roles such as Senior Field Manager, before her current position as Canvass Director. She also canvasses two days a week, and immensely values her time spent training staff and organizing in the community. Emily grew up near Philadelphia, raised by parents who taught her early on the importance of working to better the community in which she lived. Before working for Clean Water Action, Emily spent a year as a Field Manager at the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program in Denver. She also has a degree in Classical Languages from Kenyon College. In her spare time, you'll generally find Emily somewhere outside, be it biking, playing disc golf or camping out.
Curt Moultine, Regional Canvass Supervisor
Curt was born and raised in Bay City, Michigan. He earned his B.A. from Alma College in 1989, majoring in Political Science and History. Curt started with the Michigan Citizen's Lobby as a field canvasser in August 1989. In March 1991, Curt worked as Field Canvass Director for Georgia Citizen Action. He began his career with Clean Water Action in October of 1993 as the Field Canvass director, a position he held until May 2001. Curt has since served as a Regional Canvass Director and currently supervises five field canvass projects for Clean Water Action in Michigan, New Jersey and Florida.
Eric Keller, Campaign Director
Eric first began work with Clean Water Action in 2009 and has played various pivotal roles. He currently serves as Campaigns Director and helps coordinate and implement the organization's issue-based campaigns and direct advocacy programs throughout the state. With his passion for the great outdoors and experience in coalition building, he is working to make Great Lakes protections the high water mark for smarter energy policies and climate solutions.
His past experience includes grassroots and campaign organizing having worked on a variety of local, statewide and national campaigns. Most recently, Eric was the Deputy Field Director for Protect Working Families a coalition of labor, faith and community groups working to secure workers’ rights.
Eric grew up in Northern Michigan and studied Political Science at Eastern Michigan University. In his free time he enjoys spending time along the third coast with his lovely wife Trisha, their newborn son Porter and the families’ two huskies.
Jennifer Schlicht, Office Manager
Nic Clark, State Director
Nic Clark grew up near one of Michigan’s most precious natural wonders, Torch Lake. Learning to hunt and fish at a young age lead to his deep appreciation for the outdoors and passion to preserve these great traditions for future generations.
Nic is committed to bringing together conservation, agricultural, labor, and progressive voices to protect the Great Lakes and put Michigan back to work by investing in clean energy technologies.
He has led the fight for clean, renewable energy production while serving at Repower America, the Michigan State AFL-CIO and most recently as the Michigan Director of Clean Water Action. Nic’s commitment to serving the community goes beyond conservation efforts by serving as Vice Chair of the Old News Boys of Greater Lansing.
Mary Brady, Lansing Campaigns Organizer
Mary Brady began working with Clean Water Action in May of 2006. While completing her degree at Michigan State University, Mary took on the roles of field manager and senior field manager within Clean Water Action’s canvass. In September of 2007, Mary became a Canvass Director with Indiana’s largest consumer rights organization, Citizen’s Action Coalition. Despite all she learned there and the great friends she made, Mary could not wait to return to the home state she loves so much. Mary took over as the East Lansing Field Canvass Director in December 2009 and stayed in that role until June 2013. Mary now serves as the East Lansing Campaigns Organizer, working to build strong coalitions and active member volunteers. In her free time, Mary enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, snowshoeing, canoeing, and spending time with her husband, her family, and her friends.
Clay Carpenter, Oakland Campaign Organizer
Clay was born and raised in Ortonville, MI, across the street from 640 acres of state land, where he discovered his appreciation of the outdoors. While completing his education at Michigan State, he began working with Clean Water Action as canvasser, later completing an internship, and now looks forward to organizing his home of Oakland County. Clay’s recent organizing experience with the Climate Action Campaign has continued to fuel his passion for protecting our most valued resources. In his spare time, Clay enjoys golfing, hunting and fishing.
Sean McBrearty - Lansing Canvass Director
Sean started at Clean Water Action as a canvasser in August of 2011. He was a Field Manager and Senior Field Manager and worked on campaigns in San Francisco, CA, Houston, TX, and Syracuse, NY before moving into his current role as Canvass Director for the Lansing office in July 2013. His favorite things about Canvass directing are getting to train new staff and talking to our members in communities across Michigan. He grew up in central California where he learned the importance of water and environmental issues by growing up in a community devastated by perennial droughts and poor air quality. In his spare time Sean enjoys writing, reading history books, playing jazz, and hiking (especially in the UP) with his wife, Rose, and dog, Boru.
Margi Armstrong, Lake St. Clair Program Organizer
Margi began working as a canvasser for Clean Water Action in June 2007 and eventually took the role of Office Manager for the Clinton Township office. Margi has spent the last five years working on local campaigns in Macomb County, Michigan and is a current student at Wayne State University. Margi grew up in St. Clair Shores, Michigan on the shoreline of beautiful Lake St. Clair. Margi currently serves as chair of the St. Clair Shores Cool City Committee and is an executive board member for the Official Democratic Black Caucus of Macomb County. Margi is happy to be back with the Clean Water family working to protect and restore our beloved Great Lakes and surrounding waterways! Margi spends her free time with family and friends, biking around Detroit and enjoying the great outdoors.